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Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez seek ‘climate emergency’ declaration

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Progressive lawmakers including Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing the Biden administration to act ever more aggressively on climate change now that Democrats are in charge of Congress and the White House. A week after President Joe Biden signed signed executive orders intended to combat the worst effects of climate change, liberal lawmakers are urging him to go even further and declare a national emergency on climate change. Such a declaration would allow Biden to reinstate a ban on crude-oil exports and force companies to manufacture solar panels and other elements of the so-called green economy.last_img

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Breaking: Man U confirm extension of Ighalo’s loan deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United have reached agreement with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua to extend the loan deal for Odion Ighalo.The Nigerian striker’s stay was initially due to end on May 31, but he will now remain with the Reds until January 31, 2021, enabling him to build on an impressive start to life with the club he supported as a boy. Ighalo’s tally of four goals in eight appearances so far includes at least one strike in each of his three starts – against Club Brugge, Derby County (2) and LASK.Monday’s confirmation is a timely boost for United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as he continues to prepare his squad for this month’s resumption of competitive football.The Premier League’s proposed return date is June 17 and the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals have been lined up for the weekend of June 27 and 28.However, the actual fixtures are still to be finalised and ManUtd.com will publish all the details of United’s rescheduled games in due course.Ighalo will now hope to pick up from where he left off, after winning United’s Goal of the Month award for March with a stunning strike in our last match, the impressive 5-0 victory over Austrian club LASK in the Europa League. That last-16, first-leg game at Linzer Stadion on March 12 was a sign of things to come, as it was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.That will also be the case for all remaining fixtures in 2019/20.The manager said: “They [Shanghai Greenland Shenhua] have been great towards us, allowing him to play for his dream club. It’s been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish what he started and win a trophy with us.”Tags: Manchester UnitedOdion IghaloOle Gunnar SolksjaerShanghai Shenhua Football Clublast_img read more

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Stephney calls for ECB to honour its heroes

first_imgFORMER Essequibo Senior inter-county captain and WICB-accredited Level 11 coach Elroy Stephney is appealing to the Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB) to honour its heroes.He is of firm conviction that many are deserving of being inducted into a Hall of Fame for their outstanding contributions to the sport and the joy that they have brought to the hearts of their supporters across the country.Stephney alluded to Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), which recently celebrated its 80th Anniversary with the induction of a number of its former great players including Clayton Lambert, Narsingh Deonarine and Mahendra Nagamootoo.“I am convinced that our own cricketers from the past had a tremendous impact in how they played the game and the serious influence they had on young cricketers like myself growing up at the time,” posited Stephney.“As a youngster growing up, I would love going to watch players like Trenton Peters, Ramcharran Singh, Berchmore Reid, Mark Stephney, James Chattergoon and Jaimini Singh bat. Later I would eventually play with these guys and they were phenomenal athletes who would never retreat from a battle.“They actually inspired me to appreciate and believe in my ability since there weren’t many opportunities back then.” Stephney noted that while he did not get the opportunity to witness some of the older cricketers in action, he was told of a few who played for Essequibo and made the county proud.He listed the late former national fast bowler Courtney Gonsalves, Alfred Maycock, John Floyd, Jeff Jones, Fitz Garraway, Lennox Alves and Keith Cameron among others, who were as good as any player in their time.Stephney singled out Jeff Jones as scoring Essequibo’s first inter-county four-day century; a record that was only eclipsed by Ramcharran Singh, Dinesh Joseph, Troy Cornelius and Ramesh Narine.“The late Courtney Gonsalves was as quick as Colin Croft in his time I was told, and he claimed several 5-wicket hauls against Demerara and Berbice, while only a few could have ferociously smash a cricket ball better than Trenton Peters, who had many famous encounters with the likes of Linden Joseph, Kevin Darlington, Reon King and Colin Stuart.“It is really sad indeed that we do not have a formal record of these stalwarts from Essequibo and I’m suggesting that the ECB Hostel should be renovated and should house the portraits of these wonderful players of the past.“I’m therefore suggesting that the ECB should begin the process of identifying our first batch of heroes to be inducted into a Hall of Fame and I’m proposing those to be Courtney Gonsalves, Alfred Maycock, John Floyd and Jeff Jones. “The ECB should also honour the late Kayman Sankar and Beni Sankar for their priceless contributions to the sport both developmentally and administratively.“We owe a debt of gratitude to the Sankars for bringing cricket to us in a massive way, not only in terms of the resources they provided including the ground, gear and transportation, but also in enabling us to see first class cricket at the Hampton Court ground. Many of us would have never been able to witness the likes of Brian Lara, Carl Hooper, Jimmy Adams, Ian Bishop, Richie Richardson among others live in action.“Let’s get this started, ECB, to preserve our rich legacy so we can always remember and pay our humble tributes to our deserving heroes.” acknowledged Stephney.last_img read more

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Lakers’ Magic Johnson unapologetic about public trade negotiations with New Orleans Pelicans

first_imgThe hard-edged message seemed to be received in the locker room. Particularly Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram, who were openly floated as key pieces in a potential trade for Davis, said they appreciated Johnson’s presence in Philadelphia after a sometimes tumultuous stretch.While the message wasn’t particularly novel, it reinforced some lessons learned in the last few weeks.“People get traded, people get put on the block, people are always in trade rumors and that’s just how it is,” Kuzma said. “That was our first time around, and a lot of us kind of let it get to us, but as professionals, we can’t.”Johnson might have also opened himself to a potential fine, after answering a media question about the Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons. He told reporters that he admired Simmons’ game, and that he would potentially meet with the guard over the summer to discuss ways he might improve if the 76ers, Lakers and NBA were to “sign off” on such a meeting.The Hall-of Famer has been fined before for a similar instance, when the league slapped him with a $50,000 penalty for talking about Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Johnson said he thought the Bucks forward would someday lead the franchise to a championship.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Johnson also came to Sunday’s game to greet the team’s new acquisitions: Mike Muscala and Reggie Bullock. The Lakers, Johnson said, had coveted Bullock for some time and were finally able to make a deal in the week leading up to the deadline. Muscala was more of a late-arriving opportunity when the Lakers saw he had been traded to the Clippers and thought they might want a stretch big man.Johnson also marveled at the moves made in the East, including Philadelphia’s trade to bring in former Clipper Tobias Harris as a starting forward. He emphasized that he expects to see the Lakers on track to the postseason as well, given the moves the team has made.“I’m so excited – and we want to be a part of it,” he said. “That’s what I want everybody focused on. I don’t want them focused on this other stuff. What happened, whose name was mentioned, all that. That’s over with.”If it seemed to be a brisk transition, it’s because the Lakers can’t afford to lose focus. Their loss on Sunday night dropped them back to .500, and didn’t bring them any closer to escaping 10th place in the West.Johnson’s visit seemed to mark the closing of a door: This is who the Lakers are for the rest of the year. Neither Johnson nor the players seemed much interested in rehashing the last two weeks.“Everybody always preaches professionalism and buying into the team, and we’re past the trade deadline,”Kuzma said. “We honestly should stop talking about it because it really doesn’t matter right now. The only thing that matters is trying to get into the playoffs.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe admission came after an often chaotic week for the Lakers: a locker room argument last weekend in Golden State; a lopsided loss in Indiana on Tuesday; a game-winner in Boston on Thursday; three players traded away in return for two newcomers.Hanging over it all was the question if the Lakers could pull off a deal for Davis, a 6-foot-10 big man widely considered one of the best two-way players in the NBA. Details of negotiations leaked to the press, including various trade packages the Lakers offered with combinations of their current players. That led to some unrest in the locker room, as players admitted that they had been inundated by speculation over their careers.But on this subject, Johnson was unapologetic. He said the Lakers didn’t make the negotiations public, but also said that’s how many deals are made: “We didn’t make it in public, but that’s part of it. That’s what happens, man.”While he flew to Philadelphia in part to confer with players and talk to them both as a group and in more informal small groups, he also felt that the Lakers should have tough skin when it comes to being in trade rumors. He accused reporters of treating players “like babies” and insisted that they would be able to persevere.“I’m not the guy, ‘Oh, I’m going to go up and hug guys,’ – I’m not that dude,” he said. “And they’re ready to go. So, let’s not belabor that point, like all of the sudden everyone is upset over maybe being traded, maybe not.” Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions PHILADELPHIA – After the Lakers spent the last two weeks chasing New Orleans’ Anthony Davis in trade talks, team president Magic Johnson seemed to acknowledge the deal was never going to happen before the Feb. 7 trade deadline.Just three days since the deadline passed with the six-time All-Star remaining on the Pelicans roster, Johnson was asked if he thought the negotiations the Lakers had before the deadline were in good faith.He said no.“We knew that basically at the end of the day what happened, happened, and we knew that when we first started in terms of what happened,” he said. “But hey, it is what it is.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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DDTV: BALLYLIFFIN COAST CHALLENGE TODAY – COME ALONG TO WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL RUN/WALK

first_imgBY PATSY McGONAGLE: The annual Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge, a 10 mile event round the scenic Isle of Doagh starting in the village of Ballyliffin and finishing on the stunning Pollan Beach, takes place today, Saturday.This is my invitation to you to join us at 2pm – and join hundreds of others who are ready to take the Challenge whether it’s to walk/jog or run.Described by donegaldaily.com last year as the world’s most scenic run, it was won by local Carndonagh man John Harkin in beautiful conditions.Once again joggers, walkers and runners are expected from throughout these islands – and all and more are welcome to join in. An added aspect to the ocassion this year are races for primary school children simply turn up for a 2.30pm start on the beach and away you go. This addition will add to the family involvement of the entire day.Registration is at the Ballyliffin Hotel from 11 am or better still pre enter by logging in to www.visitballyliffin.com which also outlines accommodation choices for the visitor or failing that send an email to [email protected] indicating your participation  to avoid the queue.Post race refreshments for participants in coastal event in Ballyliffin Lodge. Check it out on facebook searching for Ballyliffin International 10 ml coastal challenge – and keep an eye here on donegaldaily.com. DDTV: BALLYLIFFIN COAST CHALLENGE TODAY – COME ALONG TO WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL RUN/WALK was last modified: April 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: BALLYLIFFIN COAST CHALLENGE TODAY – COME ALONG TO WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL RUN/WALKDDTV: TIME TO GET YOUR ENTRY IN FOR BALLYLIFFIN COAST CHALLENGElast_img read more